The 10 best coffee houses for studying in Linz

Written by Martin Högerl, Sept 22, 2022

Studying for hours at home is draining you, and you feel like you’re losing your motivation? Then a change of scenery can sometimes work wonders. Therefore, we are going to show you 10 coffee houses in Linz that are perfect spots for intense study sessions. The coffee houses not only offer culinary services, but also free WIFI or seats outside. Our special tip for all residents of the STUWO Linz is the comfortable Learning Lounge in the dormitory – perfect for a change of scenery without traveling far. But first, let us show you the best coffee houses to study in Linz!

1. Café Gerberei

Address: Pfarrplatz 10a, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Thu-Sun 12:00am-7:00pm (closed on bank holidays)

Café Gerberei is a popular spot for students. The colourful restaurant with a retro touch is a welcome change of scenery during exam period. To ensure that you can focus on studying, you need culinary support, which you will definitely get at café Gerberei: tea, coffee, homemade pastry and snacks such as organic flatbread. Of course there is also free WIFI!

Tip: If you are in a hurry, but don’t want to waive on your caffeine kick, you can get your favourite coffee to go at café Gerberei!

2. Die Bohne – Unser Café

Address: Wiener Straße 40, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Mon 7:30am-6:00pm, Wed-Fri 7:30am-8:00pm, Sun & holidays 9:00am-6:00pm

Die Bohne Linz is the perfect address for coffee lovers who need to study for hours. All your wishes will be fulfilled with the extensive tea and coffee menu, cakes, pastry, bagels and baguettes. The sunny terrace is an especially beautiful spot in spring and summer.

Tip: If you want to start studying early in the morning, we recommend to take a look at the extensive breakfast menu.

3. Friedlieb & Töchter

Address: Altstadt 5, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-6:00pm

In the centre of the Old Town is the café Friedlieb & Töchter that offers you the perfect atmosphere for extensive study sessions. Thanks to free WIFI and comfortable furniture, you are ready to study. You will be spoiled with great coffee and homemade pastry by the team of Friedlieb & Töchter. But be careful and make sure that the extravagant and creative cakes (only pre-order) won’t distract you from studying.

Tip: During summer the terrace is the ideal spot for studying outside.

4. Kaffee Glockenspiel

Address: Hauptplatz 18, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-10:00pm

The café/bar „Kaffee Glockenspiel“ is a popular café to study during the day and turns into a bar for relaxed evenings with friends at night. Thanks to the beautiful view of the main square of Linz and free WIFI, studying is much easier. A stomach filled with delicious snacks, homemade pastry and excellent coffee makes it easier to focus on studying.

Tip: If it is nice outside, the little garden of the restaurant is the ideal surrounding for your study sessions!

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5. Café Traxlmayr

Address: Promenade 16, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-10:00pm

Café Traxlmayr is a traditional coffee house that has been serving customers since 1847. Not only its historic charm, but also the homemade pastry, warm sweet dishes, for example Kaiserschmarrn (traditional Austrian dish like scrambled pancake), and the excellent coffee make a visit at café Traxlmayr a must. Studying is easier in the cozy coffee house atmosphere and with free WIFI.

Tip: If the weather is nice outside, we recommend to move your study sessions onto the cute terrace!

6. JKU Teichwerk

Address: Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-3:00pm

Right next to the Johannes Kepler University is the JKU Teichwerk, a popular student restaurant that also makes a great café to study. The biggest advantage is obviously that it’s so close to university. You can continue studying in-between lectures or after a class after getting a hot coffee and delicious snacks such as a Tarte Flambée with salmon. Vegans can get their favourite coffee with soy milk!

Tip: The JKU Teichwerk is also ideal for a breakfast before university!

7. Le BonBon Café

Address: Margarethen 25, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-6:00pm

The family café Le BonBon Café makes a short trip to France possible. Its guests will be served French specialities. From croissants to macrons and baguettes – everything you could wish for! You can also get a coffee with regular, almond or oat milk. The stylish café with its relaxed atmosphere also offers you a beautiful environment for studying.

Tip: Don’t miss out on the salty snacks if you get hungry after an intense study session.

8. Café Schadzi

Address: Mozartstraße 19, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

Vegetarians and vegans will feel at home in the bright and open Café Schadzi. But everyone else who wants give meat-free meals a try will be happy with the delicious oriental breakfast, cakes, pies, chocolate brownies and cupcakes. You can top that off with freshly squeezed juices and freshly brewed coffee. You can indulge without guilt because all dishes are prepared without sugar.

Tip: Most of the dishes are prepared without wheat, which means that the menu is also for people with gluten intolerance.

9. Café Volksgarten

Address: Volksgarten 1, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:00am-6:00pm

The Café Volksgarten is right at the Volksgarten and impresses you with the amazing location. The culinary offer is extensive: coffee from its own roast, homemade pastry and salty snacks. You can get comfortable on the cozy chairs inside or on the terrace outside and study for hours.

Tip: You get 5% off with the OÖN card!

10. Lentos

Address: Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-6:00pm

A highlight at the end:

A beautiful view of the Danube and a comfortable environment will motivate you to keep studying. That’s what makes Lentos Restaurant / Café / Bar perfect for long study sessions. Not only the free WIFI and the great vibes will convince you of the café, but also the extensive menu. From breakfast to brunch, including coffee, pastries and cake!

Tip: The terrace with a view of the Danube is an idyllic spot when it’s nice outside!

As you can see, there are many spots for study dates and intense hours filled with exam prep, coffee and other delicious snacks! If you are in the mood for more culinary experiences and good drinks, you’ll find student pubs in Linz here! We wish you a lot of fun exploring!


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